World's fattest woman loses 18 stone in just THREE weeks before surgery

Eman Ahmed earlier weighed half-a-tonne and was regarded the world's fattest woman alive

Eman Ahmed earlier weighed half-a-tonne and was regarded the world's fattest woman alive

Eman Ahmed, 36, had weighed 78 stone but doctors reduced her stomach by 75 per cent in the operation at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai in India two days ago.

The bariatric surgery was performed Tuesday in Mumbai on 1,000-plus-pound Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, according to NDTV.

Ms Abd El Aty, from Alexandria, has suffered a stroke and faced other serious conditions due to her weight including diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and sleep deprivation.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, a resident of Alexandria in Egypt had not left her house in nearly 25 years until she arrived in the Indian financial hub, Mumbai in February, for a bariatric surgery.

"Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on March 7th 2017 at Saifee Hospital".

The 37-year-old Egyptian patient is taking oral fluids and "accepting them well". "We are working on to correct all her associated medical problems so she gets fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible".

Last month, her surgeon had indicated that it would take several months of physical therapy for Mrs. Abd El Aty to muscle.

"Eman has lost more than 100 kilograms and her weight is gradually decreasing every day through medical treatment and follow-up", she told AFP. "She had an uneventful surgery and anesthesia course", read a hospital statement.

However, Dr Lakdawala told the BBC in December that he believed Ms Abd El Aty did not have elephantiasis but suffered from obesity-related lymphoedema which causes very big swelling of the legs.

As a child she was diagnosed with elephantiasis, which causes the limbs and other body parts to swell.

They say she is now able to sit up and is expected to spend several months being monitored and receiving physiotherapy to exercise her muscles before returning to Egypt.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty underwent weight los surgery this week.

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By the time she turned 11, she was too heavy to support her weight standing up, and resorted to crawling in her home on her knees.

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